Education
4:59 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Stateside: Implications of international student enrollment

The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above.

The amount of international students from China who have enrolled  at Michigan State University is 385 times greater than it was a decade ago.

How does this impact instate students applying to schools like MSU and the University of Michigan? How big of a factor does out-of-state tuition play in an institution's decision to accept more non-Michigan or international students?

Michigan writer Ron French wondered, "is a student from China taking my kid's college slot?" His story appeared in today's issue of Bridge, from the Center for Michigan.

As the need for a college education is becoming an increasingly common prerequisite for joining the workforce, international enrollment at colleges and universities has the potential to greatly influence the number of wait-listed instate students.

Michigan Radio's Cynthia Canty spoke with French concerning the effects of international enrollment at Michigan institutions of higher education.